Thursday, January 10, 2008

A new start :-)

Since I could not progress any further on A Quaker Study until the weekend when I receive my floss from Drema, a new start was in order. I pulled out of my stash Of Female Arts by Lisa with Primitive Needle. I love it. I'm stitching it on Days Gone By from Silkweaver using a Vicki Clayton premium silk called Spinach Delight. I think the two go great together. Of course I only have one skein of Spinach Delight and I realized last evening that I'm not going to have enough so I had to place a quick order for more. Duh on my part.

Terri, I didn't used to be such a big one at a time stitched as I have become. In my youth, I was a starter - at everything I did and never much of a finisher. Then I started quilting a lot about seven years ago with the higher quality fabric that is available and putting out sometimes up to $200 in fabric, I had to start to finish stuff. I just could not afford to do otherwise. That has carried over into my stitching as well. And since I usually do small to medium size pieces it's been easy to do. I do have a couple of WIPs but I really like to keep that number small. And I want to finish most of my WIPs by spring so I'm really pushing to get them done. Whether they bore me or not. ;-) But I sure am glad to have a break with A Quaker Study. I'll finish it this weekend though - I going to run out of silk for my new project so I'll have to find something to do! :-)

11 comments:

Vonna said...

OHHHHH....I love this one by Primitive Needle...HECK! Just seeing yours makes me want to go buy the chart ASAP!!!

Itching To Stitch said...

I love your new start. Days Gone By is such a beautiful fabric, and yet I've never done anything on it ;)

Terri said...

Beautiful new design! I was looking at this design a couple of days ago when I was on a buying splurge. I've been wanting to do something in green for awhile.

I can understand your reasoning in becoming a OAAT'r :) I have about 15 WIPs and am trying to get them done or adopt them out so I've become sort of a OAAT'r myself. Most of my projects are large though so I may start a small design inbetween finishing a large one.

Mindi said...

Love the new start Margie, and you're giving me ideas. I have the chart in my stash, and the same fabric and floss you're using!

BeckySC said...

That looks great so far! The fabric is JUST prefect!!

Barbara said...

I've 'almost' bought this pattern a few times in the last days ... I love your choice of linen and silk!

Anna van Schurman said...

Are you saying there is hope that I will mature into a one at a time stitcher? Or am I older than you and need to reliquish such foolish ideas?

Barbeeque4 said...

This is a really beautiful start, I really like that spinach colour!!!!

Linen Stitcher said...

OK, if you're going to switch projects midstream . . . at least I'm glad you chose ANOTHER one that I love!! Let me add another endorsement for your color choices here. This looks fabulous!

The Silver Thistle said...

This is wonderful and the fabric is just amazing! When it's finished it'll look like it's hundreds of years old. How cool.

Dianne said...

Days Gone By is one of my favorites! And you're right, the green looks awesome on there!